Red tide in Florida is caused by K. brevis algae blooms that start miles offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.Where is red tide in Florida?
SARASOTA COUNTY, FL - The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, has been found in 54 water samples from Sarasota, Charlotte, Collier and Lee counties, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.What is red tide?
Red tide is a condition that usually occurs during the summer months in Southern California and is characterized by plumes of brownish-red water that drift up and down the coast with the ocean currents. A red tide is caused by a "bloom" of microscopic, red algae. Red tide can cover a large area and turn entire beaches red and murky.